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Old 05-28-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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How Loud Do You Play at Home?

I was curious how loud i've been playing at home so I bough an app on my phone and I was shocked to see I was around 95-100db. No wonder my wife is pissed when I play. From what I understand this could really do damage to my ears. Do you guys all play this loud at home without ear plugs?
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Can't tell you in decibels, but my Fender HRD Combo never goes above 4.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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I don't turn my Blackstar HT-100's master volume above 9 o'clock, and the channel volumes are all at 9 o'clock. I live in an apartment so I can't turn it up much louder.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:18 AM   #5
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If the house is empty, as loud as I damn well please. If there's people home, I'll play unplugged or into Guitar Rig with headphones.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:53 AM   #6
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When my imbecile neighbours are at home i always have to turn the volume up cause
they start knockin at the wall and yelling without a reason.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:16 AM   #7
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When I turn it up full blast and play John Mayer tunes, all the ladies come gather round' my garage You should try it!

But seriously, I usually play through my mustang III with headphones. I feel Awkward when everyone hears me experimenting with new ideas, ya know?
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:40 AM   #8
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I did the same thing with my phone the other day and I was playing between 50db and 60db, quite reasonable. In the rehearsal room we play loud crazy though
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:47 AM   #9
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When using the 10 watt mode on my Mark V...never past 9 o'clock.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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I usually play as loud at home as I do in my band, probably in the 97-105 dB range.

As to where that is on amplifiers:
My Lone Star (100w modes) is up about one third of the max volume and my Orange (30w) about half.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #11
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the 6505 never goes above 2.5
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
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I play pretty loudly at home. My family doesn't mind, which is really nice of them.

My Roadster's master volume is usually between 10 and 12 o'clock, and the channel volume Channel 4 (the loudest and most brutal of them all) is always at 10 o'clock (I've found I get consistently good tones at that point).
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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This <















> Loud.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #14
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i was once asked to turn down the volume on my les paul.

i wasn't plugged into an amp at the time.

true story.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #15
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I used to play about 8 o'clock with my old TSL 100w(in 25watt mode)

The loudest i have played in my room was when i had my little blackheart 5 watt head. I know that 5 watts dosent sound loud but i connected two cabs to it so i had 6x12.

And dimed the EQ and volume. I was quite suprised that 5w could sound that loud

The neighbours wasent as impressed as me though.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #16
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5 watts doesn't sound like anything. It's not a measurement of volume.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #17
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i run my amp a little above normal conversation volume when i play at home. loud enough to fill the room without being painfully loud or rattling the windows.

never had any problems with neighbours and noise complaints *fingers crossed* - most of them seem unaware that a drummer lives across the road, too.
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5 watts doesn't sound like anything. It's not a measurement of volume.

Oh my god you are so funny.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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I wasn't joking. It's true.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #20
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You are still a butt.
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